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Why Exclude Women from Ministry?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Lean and lanky, the 30-something teacher probed the congregation with a practiced eye as he wound down his presentation. Lean and lanky, the 30-something teacher probed the congre ...

On Three Continents, Catholic Priests Challenge Vatican on Women's Ordination
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

More than 150 Roman Catholic priests in the United States have signed a statement in support of a fellow cleric Roy Bourgeois, who faces dismissal for participating in a ceremony ordaining a woman as ...

Neocolonialism and Cowboys & Aliens
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Americans have a hard time knowing how to respond to the sins of our colonial past. Americans have a hard time knowing how to respond to the sins of our colonial past. Excep ...

Partnering for a New Beginning
Originally Posted: 08/16/2011 - 2:53pm | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel The fate of the 21st century will be decided by civic leader-to-civic leader relations in a global context. ...

Love Wins
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 6:08pm | Type: Magazine Article

Wendy Clarissa Geiger Re: Carolyn McKinstry's "From Mourning to Gladness" (May 2011): Birmingham Sunday spurred many Africa ...

'You Strike a Woman, You Strike a Rock!': The Daughters of South Africa Speak Out
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

miles outside Cape Town, South Africa, drew together nearly two dozen expressive girls, ages 13 ...

'Your Daughters Will Prophesy'
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 10:21am | Type: Magazine Article

for a year, anywhere from four to 22 girls, ages 13 through 20, gathered at J.L. Zwane Presbyterian Church ...

August 2011
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:37pm | Type: Magazine Issue

August, 2011 Your Daughters Will Prophesy: Why girls hold the key to a new South Africa ...

What's in a Name?: Campus Crusade for Christ Becomes 'Cru'
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

of government, Romans 13:1-7, the poor aren't even mentioned! If helping the poor were that important ... think that Paul would have mentioned it in Romans 13, and that some purportedly Christian rulers before ...

What's in a Name?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Whether we realize it or not, names matter. Ask Barack Hussein Obama, whose infamous middle name has led xenophobic adversaries to question his citizenship. Whether we realize it ...

Why Afghan Women Need to be Part of the Peace Process
Originally Posted: 07/25/2011 - 8:51am | Type: Blog

What is wrong with the typical photo of world leaders making decisions for their countries? The general absence of women -- at the table, in the room, and, as a result, from the agenda. ...

A Stand for Freedom
Originally Posted: 07/26/2011 - 3:34pm | Type: Magazine Article

Cathleen Falsani None of us is free until all of us are free. In July, as Americans we celebrate our freedom. ...

Michelle Obama and the Women of South Africa
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

hunger." "In the Near East, one in ten people is underfed. Chronic hunger now affects upwards of 1.3 ... hunger." "In the Near East, one in ten people is underfed. Chronic hunger now affects upwards of 1.3 ...

Black Men and 'Jumping the Broom'
Originally Posted: 10/24/2013 - 10:25am | Type: Blog

<p style="text-align: left;"><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/06/22/black-men-and-jumping-the-broom/"></a>In one of <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/05/20/bern ...

Thank God That I am a Man and Not a Woman
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

It's likely that some of you will take offense at the title of this post. But if you read through the post, it'll certainly make more sense in the larger context. It ...

The Most Interesting Woman in the World
Originally Posted: 04/24/2013 - 4:00pm | Type: Blog

Have you seen the Dos Equis commercials starring actor Jonathan Goldsmith as "the most interesting man in the world"? Have you seen the Dos Equis commercials starring ac ...

What Men and Women Lose Under Complementarianism
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Any discussion of shared authority and responsibility between men and women must start with the importance Jesus placed on unity among his followers. Any discussion of shared auth ...

Zero Tolerance: Trump, Schwarzenegger, and Strauss-Kahn
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

expressly point out in such passages like Isaiah 1:17, Job 24-2-4, and Luke 14:13 - 24 that we should ...

Bernard Hopkins, Donovan McNabb, and Debunking the 'Black Card'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

During a recent interview, professional boxer Bernard Hopkins <a href="http://aol.sportingnews.com/nfl/story/2011-05-11/bernard-hopkins-says-donovan-mcnabb-not-black-enough-tough-enough" target=&q ...

Overcoming Depression (and Stigma) as an Asian American Woman
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 9:38pm | Type: Blog

Today is my one-year anniversary on vitamin L, and it's finally time to talk about. Today is my one-year anniversary on vitamin L, and it's finally time to talk about. ...

Choosing Priest Instead of Princess: The Pitfalls of Ransomed Heart Ministries
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

of God" ( Ecclesiastes 3:13 ). And Paul commands new Christians to "work, doing something useful ... reminds us that when he grew up, he put childish ways behind him ( 1 Corinthians 13:11 ). And when ...

Facebook, Freedom Riders, and Other Lessons in Nonviolent Activism
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

By the time Egyptian activists in Tahrir square had ousted Mubarak, I'd read more articles labeling it a "Facebook revolution" than you can wave a shoe at. By the t ...

8 Lessons Learned as a Pastor and Mother
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/05/13/8-lessons-learned-as-a-pastor-and-mother/" target="_self"></a>I love this photo. Exemplified in this photo is where my life as a mom and as a pastor intersect. This is the day that my daughter was baptized. I love how my ...

A Mother's Day for Peace
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Julia Ward Howe, best known for writing "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" in 1862, began working to heal the wounds of the Civil War once the war had ended. Julia Ward H ...

Geronimo: A Revealing Code Name
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

A few days ago <a href="http://brianmclaren.net/archives/blog/on-waking-up-to-todays-news.html" target="_blank">on my personal blog</a>, I asked this question in response to the ...

From the Malls of America to the Destitute and Lost
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Do you find yourself reluctant to attend women's retreats, Bible studies, or conferences because too often they focus on fashion, dieting, women's emotions, and new forms of abdominal exercises? ...

Where are the Women?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Well, the last time I checked, women were in the front lines of civil resistance struggles in <a href="http://msmagazine.com/blog/blog/2011/03/03/women-on-the-frontlines-in-bahrain/" target=" ...

God Bless Donald Trump and the Birthers
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

There are times in our faith walk when we pray prayers out of simple obedience. There are times in our faith walk when we pray prayers out of simple obedience. Matthew 5:43-44 ...

African-American Clergy on Budget Cuts
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

On April 4th, the global community commemorated the life and legacy of <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/martin-luther-king-jr/" target="_blank">Dr. On ...

Jane Eyre, Sucker Punch, and Feminism
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Hollywood is generally fairly reluctant to produce films with strong feminist messages. It is far easier to sell women cast as the sexy sidekick or vapid damsel in distress. Holly ...

Friday Links Round Up: Weddings. T-Shirts. Taxes.
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 9:18pm | Type: Blog

Weddings. T-Shirts. Taxes. Here's a little round up of links from around the Web you may have missed this week. Weddings. T-Shirts. Taxes. Here's a little round up of li ...

The Cincinnati Riots and the Racism That Remains
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Ten years ago, Timothy Thomas died from a gunshot fired by a police officer in Over-the-Rhine -- a neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio. Ten years ago, Timothy Thomas died from a guns ...

The Elephant in the Sanctuary: Women and Abuse
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

I concluded my celebration of Women's History Month (March) with a sober realization that the abuse of females is inseparable from the study of women's history.</p> ...

Martin Luther King and the Spiritual Death of a Nation
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

spending ) totals $1.3 trillion. Security spending -- including the Defense Department, the wars in Iraq ...

Remembering the Real, Radical Martin Luther King
Originally Posted: 09/01/2011 - 12:35pm | Type: Blog

"I had no idea Martin Luther King was a radical!" These shocked words were spoken to me this weekend after an activist training I'd been running in Sydney. "I ...

Rep. Keith Ellison Testifies Against Hateful Bigotry
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

the Koran has to say. The Army Major who killed 13 people at Fort Hood shouting "Allah ... the Koran has to say. The Army Major who killed 13 people at Fort Hood shouting "Allah ...

Rep. King is Saying 'No' in the Face of Jesus
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

<p style="text-align: left;">At the climax of <em>The King's Speech</em>, I held my breath with the rest of the packed audience and hoped to God that history was kind to King G ...

The Theological Mistake of the King Hearings
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

There is no doubt, terrorism is real. And there are small groups of terrorists who threaten countless innocents across the world. They are waging a battle on two fronts. There is ...

An Apology to My Muslim Friends
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

On the weekend of Oct. 6, 2001 -- less than one month after 9/11 -- my husband preached a sermon called "Religion Gone Awry." That was not the message he had originally scheduled for that weekend. ...

For Black Farmers, Fight For Civil Rights Continues
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/03/08/for-black-farmers-fight-for-civil-rights-continues/" target="_blank"></a>On March 7, 1965, 600 civil rights marchers attempted ...

Securing Women's Rights in Afghanistan
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

In a northern Kabul neighborhood in December, I met with the director of the Afghan Women's Skills and Development Center, a non-governmental organization working to enhance the basic skills and ca ...

Remember Bloody Sunday by Counting the Votes
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Forty-six years ago, civil rights activists in <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/selma/" target="_blank">Selma, Alabama</a> began what they hoped would be a 50-mile march to the ...

Friday Links Round Up: A North Korean Restaurant. Christian Jerks. Bloody Sunday.
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/03/04/friday-links-round-up-a-north-korean-restaurant-christian-jerks-bloody-sunday/" target="_self"></a>A North Korean restaurant. C ...

Lara Logan and Sexual Violence in Egypt
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Agree with her politics or not, Lara Logan is charting territory in which we still see very few women as the chief foreign correspondent at <em>CBS News</em>. Agree w ...

Crossing the Racial Divide(Study Guide)
Originally Posted: 02/15/2011 - 9:53am | Type: Resource

Crossing the Racial Divide(Study Guide) Go beneath the surface of diversity rhetoric and get to the heart of your assumptions about race and privilege. Voices from the streets and fr ...

Christian Feminism(Discussion Guide)
Originally Posted: 02/15/2011 - 9:53am | Type: Resource

Christian Feminism(Discussion Guide) Perfect for small groups or individual study! Designed to spark discussion and thought about how to live out God's call for justice in ...

How William J. Barber Saved Wake County Schools
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

February is Black History month. February is Black History month. In public schools and community centers across the United States, Black History month means that the busts of pre ...

'Dad, What is Rape?'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

The Super Bowl was a good football game and the team I liked best won -- the Green Bay Packers. The team is owned by its city, not some narcissistic rich guy, and I like that. The ...

Why We Need Criminal Justice Reform
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

10-13 ). Even just a glance at the U.S. criminal justice system shows extreme brokenness: ...

Happy Birthday, Rosa Parks
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

in the face of Nadin Koury, the 13-year-old who was bullied in Pennsylvania by boys because of his skin color ...